A History of the Rowayton Waterfront: Roton Point, Bell Island & the Norwalk Shoreline

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Welcome to Rowayton, a vibrant community nestled on the shores of Long Island Sound and encompassed by the city of Norwalk, Connecticut. Great steamships once delivered thousands of visitors daily to Roton Point to enjoy one of the premier amusement parks on the eastern seaboard. Roton Point was also home to the nation's oldest continuously operated multi-hull racing club and was the birthplace of the winged sail design for C-class catamarans. In this collection of vignettes, rumrunners, a missing two-hundred-foot steamship, a national scandal and the notorious "Long Island Express" hurricane of 1938 that almost destroyed Roton Point all introduce readers to a grand time in New England history.
ISBN: 9781596296916
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Connecticut
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 56
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Karen Jewell currently writes a weekly column for the Norwalk Hour newspaper titled "Water Views," which has been running for the past nine years. Its theme centers on anything and everything that has to do with life along the waterfront. Her past work experience includes serving in the position of dock master for five years, working for two years as a yacht charter/yacht sales broker, employment at a prestigious New England sail loft for one year and running a successful boat cleaning business for five years. Growing up along the coastline of Connecticut and having enjoyed summers vacationing with her family along the shoreline of Maine her entire life, Jewell developed a strong passion for the water, boating and just about everything to do with life along the water at a very young age. Her affection for the sea has only grown stronger over the years, and learning about the unique history of the waterfront has been one of her favorite pastimes.
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